Cent. Michigan 70, Cal St.-Fullerton 67

Jalin Thomas hit a 3-pointer from the right wing at the buzzer

and Central Michigan beat Cal State-Fullerton 70-67 on Friday in

the Outrigger Hotels Rainbow Classic.

The Chippewas inbounded the ball with 5.3 seconds remaining

after the Titans’ Perry Webster was called for a charging foul in

the lane.

Trey Zeigler received the inbound pass, dribbled down the middle

of the floor and passed to Thomas, who hit the 3-pointer.

Thomas finished with 21 points to lead four Central Michigan

players in double figures. Amir Rashid added 13, Andre Coimbra had

12 and Zeigler added 11. William McClure had 15 rebounds as Central

Michigan (1-0) held a rebounding 41-26 advantage.

Orane Chin had 17 points and 12 rebounds for Cal State-Fullerton

(0-1), which led by 11 late in the first half.